Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Pagan Report: Fire Festivals

Up Helly Aa is a series of annual fire festivals held in the Shetland Isles since 1889 to celebrate the end of auld Yule. The later burning of a Galley Ship echoed the ceremony of a viking burial at sea....

Town Proclamation, Up Helly Aa, 1961

Lighting the torches, 1972

Lighting the torches, 1968

Burning the Galley, 1932

Viking Procession , year unknown....

1 comment:

  1. Nice one - and 'Pagan Report' is a hauntological pamphlet waiting to happen! Welcome, Bob